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Veterans Day is the anniversary of the symbolic end of World War I on November 11, 1918. The date was declared a national holiday in many allied nations to help remember those lost during the war. The exception is Italy, which celebrates the holiday on November 4 for the Armistice of Villa Giusti. The holiday is known as Armistice Day in many nations around the world.

After WWII, the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in the British Commonwealth of Nations. Poland also changed the holiday to National Day and called the Polish Independence Day. In Belgium, the day is known as the Day of Peace.


In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
José Narosky
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Elmer Davis
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
G.K. Chesterton
In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
Mark Twain
But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.
Thomas Dunn English
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. Jeannette Rankin
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Maya Angelou
The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.
Gary Hart
I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?"
Eve Merriam
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